Treatments and Expectations
What can I expect at my first treatment?
A detailed intake and review of body systems and past health history from both a Western and Eastern perspective. New patient forms may be downloaded here
Discussion and history of your current concerns
Inspection of tongue (avoid brushing your tongue before each treatment)
Palpation of pulses
20-30 minute needle retention with stimulation when appropriate
Additional treatment therapies may be used (moxa, cupping etc.)
Please plan to spend approximately 90 minutes in total for the 1st treatment
Followup visits are scheduled for 60 minutes
Be sure to eat something light prior to your treatment
It is recommended that you wear comfortable loose fitting clothing
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Yes, when performed by a licensed professional. Acupuncture needles are sterilized, pre-packaged, disposable needles.
Is Acupuncture painful?
Some report feeling a slight pinch on needle insertion followed by a sensation of heat, heaviness, cramping, dull ache, or energy sensation running along the channel (this sensation varies among individuals and is called De Qi).
How many treatments will I need?
Treatment lengths vary from person to person depending on the condition, how long you have had the condition, and your constitution. Most begin to feel a difference after 5-8 weekly visits.
What will I feel after my treatment?
Experiences vary, some report feeling energized while others may feel slightly fatigued. Both of these sensations are normal. It is recommended after a treatment to stay hydrated, avoid alcohol, heavy meals and any strenuous activity.